Thursday, December 31, 2009

APPYAYAN : BEST OF 2009 and New Year Wish to all Bloggers

Orkut Scraps - New Year

Wishing all my visitors, friends, readers, followers and fellow bloggers a happy, healthy, peaceful & prosperous new year ahead!!!


Another year has passed...What a remarkable year it was! As we tear the wrappers off 2010 calendars, it's time to look back at the year it was and it's time to appreciate what we have and what it gave us and it's time to celebrate with our loved ones. A major global economic disaster, H1N1 epidemic...those are the remarkable memories of 2009. The good news is the World survived. Sure, lots of people have lost their jobs in this hard ecocnomic time, numerous people lost their dear ones in H1N1, my heart cries for them. We spent some fearful months because of H1N1. But there were also some good things happened. India bagged more than 8 Oscars this year, one statue to Music director A.R. Rahman for the Movie "Slumdog Millionaire". World somehow got halfway out of economic crisis. Indian born US based Venkatraman Ramkrishnan was awarded The Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Those are some with an Indian perspective.
In my blogging world, I survived another year.....another busy eventful year...I've posted 95 recipes in this year, just 5 posts sort to hit the century. Even though, I've tried to post more, but right now, my toddlers take more of my time. I ought to spend more time with them than blogging. But I'm so addicted to this, I can't ignore the appreciation I got from my fellow bloggers and even the visitors left some cheerful remarks, which I really appreciate. Fellow bloggers also showered me with lots of awards. Also made new friends in the blogging world. Appyayan celebrated 1 year anniversary in the beginning of this year and 100 th post,too. Also, I've participated on lots of events on blogosphere and hosted 2 events on Appyayan, one of my own, Spotlight : Fish (roundup here) and another event, Sunday Snacks: Festive snacks of Diwali (roundup here), gust hosted by me. Both the events were a great success..thanks to fellow foodies and bloggers. I'll announce the next theme of Spotlight soon.
The best thing happened to me as my blog has selected as one of the Top 7 Bengali blogs, surveyed by Sudeshna of Cook Like A Bong..Thanks again, Sudeshna. My hard work has paid off, finally.....

These are some of my most popular recipes of this year:
Category : Sweets/Dessert

category : Indian Bread

Radhaballavi/Dal Puri ---A bengali delicacy (lentil filled spicy phulka/puri)





Category : Non-veg




Category : Vegetarian recipe 
In this category, I've posted the most.




& many more ....................
Category : Appetizer/Snack 



I have also created Appyayan's Recipe Index this year..pl. visit to see more recipes..I've categorized it for easier search.
Last few months, I couldn't do bloghopping much because of all the engagement with my family, but I met many wonderful new bloggers, who are very creative cook. My fellow bloggers have been by my side throughout the year, who supported me always with their warm comments..Thank you all and let us always be together. Perhaps, I won't be able to wish you all seperately, so Hereby I'm wishing wholehearttedly, Everyone of you.......


Orkut Scraps - New Year



Sharing my memories with Srivalli in her "Best of 2009" event.



15 comments:

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Indrani
This is my best New year gift from you a consolidated list of your memorable recipes!!Just book marked it...( all others are individually book marked anyway)
Happy New year

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely 2009 roundup...
Happy New Year !

Sayantani said...

Indrani. thats a very thoughtful post with all your great recipes under a list. Tomar Dida akhon kamon achen? asha kori khub taratari uni bhalo hoe uthun.
Tomader sabbaike new year er anek anek shubhechcha.

Renu said...

happy new year to you and ur family !!

Sudeshna said...

Indrani,
Wish you a very Happy New Year. Tomar dewa MW cookie ta porsu baniechilam, ektu sakto haechilo but it was pretty good. Ami duto dough diye korechilam - one with your honey, butter and sugar, other with chocolate, tai color ta besh different esechilo.
Any idea how to make the cookies a little soft? Ami 800 watts e 5min rekhechilam.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice message. Happy New year dear.

Indrani said...

Thank you all for your wish...wish you all the same

Aruna Manikandan said...

Lovely post....
Wishing u and ur family a Happy and a prosperous New Year

Priya said...

Beautiful post, Happy 2010 to u and ur family..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy new year Indrani.. :)
fst time here..so i was going through yur previous posts..you got a wonderful space..and superb snaps.. :)

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely recap ...

Happy New year to you and your family!

Bong Mom said...

Happy New Year to you, the kiddos and everyone in the family dear Indrani

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely roundup! Happy New Year

Meera said...

Happy New Year!

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